Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter
Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter

Stardust

Morphe Stardust High Impact Highlighter ($14.00 for 0.28 oz.) has a cooler, light beige base with pink-to-violet shifting shimmer. There was a noticeable duochrome shift on the skin, though it looked more pink and lavender than beige at most angles. The consistency was smooth, firmer, and thin compared to other shades in the range, but it was soft enough to still pick up well with a highlighting brush and blended out without issue on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage and a moderate sheen rather than a frosted or metallic finish on my cheekbones. It didn’t emphasize my skin’s texutre at all. The color lasted well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$14.00/0.28 oz. - $50.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "creamy" finish that is "weightless" that have an "explosive, prismatic effect." A few shades (like Extra, Spark, and Stardust) had a softer sheen--more shine than shimmer--that I think might appeal to some, while other shades are intensely metallic and much more shimmery on the skin (like Mirage and Boom). The texture of the ones that weren't quite as shimmery felt smooth, firmer and denser, but not stiff to work with, and I didn't have any trouble applying or blending them out. The more shimmery shades felt creamier and denser but less firmly pressed in the pan, so it was even easier to pickup product with a typical, tapered highlighter brush. They wore well for eight to nine hours on me before fading. One thing to note, I don't think the term "prismatic" is a good descriptor of these, a only one shade had true shift (Stardust was a duochrome), and I'm wondering if the brand understood the term before using it (as it's not a case where I can see an attempt at a duochrome--the range includes very standard highlighting shades).

Browse all of our Morphe High Impact Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Polypropylene, Nylon-12, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin. +/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

Stardust

PPermanent. $14.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
On eyes:
  • MAC Heat Stroke Eyeshadow Quad
  • MAC Nylon Eyeshadow
  • MAC Motif Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter
  • Marc Jacobs Grape(vine) Highliner
On lips:
  • MAC Cream Pie Lipglass

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I have avoided everything Morphe but these highlighters have been calling my name. I felt like I couldn’t trust a brand (or any other brand, not just Morphe) that was constantly shoving sponsored reviews and discount codes down my throat. I haven’t really look into them for a while so I don’t know if things have changed and they’ve lightened up a bit because I honestly would love to grab a couple of these highlighters!

Hey Alana,

I totally understand where you’re coming from! I do think that they’ve been putting out improved offerings, and now that they’re also at Ulta, that might be easier to try with less of a commitment with all of Ulta’s policies and the like.

Sure thing 🙂 I think it happened in the last year or so – recent enough! Pro tip: Morphe typically launches new releases on their site first but so far, Ulta has eventually had them a few weeks later!

Super cool and ethereal looking, like summer moonlight! I love it! Having Nyx Lavender Steele pretty much makes it a no-go for now, however. Or does it…? 💜

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